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Md. Senate approves marijuana paraphernalia bill

The Maryland Senate gave overwhelming final approval to a bill that legalizes drug paraphernalia and doubles the amount of marijuana subject to civil possession penalties. The 44-3 vote sends an amended version of House Bill 105 back to the House, where final passage in the final days of the session is uncertain.“This is a compromise and as with any compromise there are pushes and pulls,” said Sen. Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin, D-Baltimore County and chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

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Legal pot in D.C. going up in smoke

(AP) Elected officials and drug-policy advocates hoped to make the nation’s capital the first place on the East Coast with legal pot. They were optimistic that Congress wouldn’t intervene, pointing to a Republican caucus that’s far from unified against pot. ...

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